Attribution meaning

ătrə-byo͝oshən
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The definition of attribution means the act of giving someone credit for doing something or the quality or characteristic of a particular person.

Holding a banquet and distributing awards in honor of a local hero is an act of attribution.

Intelligence, witticism and good looks are each an example of an attribution.

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The act of attributing, especially the act of establishing a particular person as the creator of a work of art.
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Something, such as a quality or characteristic, that is related to a particular possessor; an attribute.
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An explicit or formal acknowledgment of ownership or authorship.

The attribution of the quote is widely regarded as dubious.

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The act of attributing something.
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Origin of attribution

  • From Middle French attribution, from Latin attributio.

    From Wiktionary